Eric Hoffer reaffirms his belief in the benefit of reading a great number of books on a variety of subjects. He describes his continual visits to public libraries in search of various authors and calls this purely 'ACCIDENTAL RESEARCH.' On the subject of writing, Mr Hoffer disavows any claims of being a great author, but he does claim that'. . .you never know what you have until you write it down.'. Topics: Authors, American., Reading.
"This videotape takes you inside the home of Newbery Medal winning author Jean Craighead George. Join Tim Podell as he learns, along with the viewer, about the interrelationship of the author's interests, family and writing process. Jean tells, in her own words, anecdotes about her adventures in life and her writing." Topics: vhs, Authors, Biographical Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Title from data sheet Director, Duncan Dallas Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Deals with the personal life of author and painter Beatrix Potter. Examines her fascination with animals and plants and the illustrations and characters she created from them. Includes reminiscences of people who knew the writer. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943, Authors, English, Artists, Women (Social... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Les Miserables Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryAn excerpt from the 1935 feature film of the same title. Based on Victor Hugo's novel. Tells the story of a paroled convict, Jean Valjean, who dedicates his life to helping others. Describes his encounter with police inspector Javert, an encounter which reveals the difference between law and justice. Discusses the system of lighting in television and demonstrates some of the limitations... Topics: Feature Films-Excerpts, French literature., Authors, French.
Excerpts of the prologue from Henry V, dramatizing with Elizabethan musical backgrounds the activity in Shakespeare's Globe Theater before a presentation of the play around the year 1600 Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Theater, Authors, Plays, English...
Hal Holbrook's classic impersonation of Mark Twain is re-created in this interview with the author of some of the most beloved and widely-read works in American literature. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, American literature (United States), United States of America (USA),... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
"People think it's easy to make a poem ..." When she talks about the obstacles a poet faces, Muriel Rukeyser mentions misunderstanding--misunderstanding from oneself, one's family, the audience. Rukeyser strives to overcome these and more recent barriers to her poetry, two disabling strokes. In a life filled with the making of poems, she writes, she rewrites, she reads extensively from her works, and she encourages aspiring poets Search Educational Film Journals at Media History... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980, Poets, American, Series: The Writer in... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Producer, director, Richard O. Moore; photographer, editor, Philip Greene In 1925 Flanner sent her first "Letter from Paris" to Harold Ross, the editor of a new magazine "The New Yorker." Providing Flanner with the pen name, Genet, Ross instructed her to write about what the French were thinking and doing, not about what the American tourist thought of Paris. During almost fifty years abroad, Flanner filled her Paris letters with insights on European society and politics... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Flanner, Janet, 1892-1978, Novelists, American, Series: The Writer in...